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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)



Critic Consensus: Dazzlingly colorful and frenetic, Madagascar 3 is silly enough for young kids, but boasts enough surprising smarts to engage parents along the way.

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Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. -- (C) Dreamworksmore
Rating: PG (for some mild action and rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Eric Darnell, Noah Baumbach
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2012
Box Office: $216.4M
Paramount/Dreamworks - Official Site


Sacha Baron Cohen
as King Julien
Tom McGrath
as Skipper/First Police...
Frances McDormand
as Captain Chantal Dubo...
Martin Short
as Stefano
Chris Miller
as Kowalski
Conrad Vernon
as Mason/Second Policem...
Vinnie Jones
as Freddie the Dog
Steve Jones
as Jonesy the Dog
Nick Fletcher
as Frankie the Dog
Paz Vega
as Horses
Danny Jacobs
as Croupier/Circus Mast...
Dan O'Connor
as Casino Security/Mayo...
Eric Darnell
as Comandante/Zoo Offic...
Stephen Kearin
as Fourth Policeman
Emily Nordwind
as Zoo Official
Asucena Jimenez
as Kid in Crowd
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Critic Reviews for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (31)

This is that rare thing: a franchise that grows more winning with each instalment.

Full Review… | October 16, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Once Madagascar 3 starts focusing on being a kids' movie, it's really quite cute.

Full Review… | December 18, 2015
Tulsa World

Fans of the original and its familial sequel will love this colorful, vibrant excursion through Europe.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
Cinema Sight

For a frantic, action-packed 80-odd minutes, it seldom puts a foot, paw or cloven hoof wrong.

Full Review… | October 30, 2012
Daily Star

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted may arrive with low expectations, but it's a pleasant surprise, sending its character barrelling across continents for a zippy, engaging 90-minute adventure.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Digital Spy

A sugar high that inevitably fades with time.

Full Review… | October 24, 2012
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

This useless sequel has a very great beginning but all the rest simply doesn't work. It fails to engage, fails to be amusing, fails in every lousy attempt at humor, and after a while you are left with something that is so much more irritating than enjoyable.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Part three of the animated adventure takes the somewhat simple initial premise and turns it into an action adventure in the circus milieu. That doesn't make even the slightest sense and has lost any ties to the real world, especially considering the insane amount of stunts, gags and hyperbole used throughout the first act. It doesn't help that the villain belongs to the most irritating and annoying ones of recent kids films. Of course everything's beautifully animated and there is plenty to see and laugh about, especially during the neon-colored finale. Kids will enjoy this, adults might shake their head at the chaos.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Well that escalated quickly! "Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted" comes out of nowhere and surpasses the first two films by a mile. This time, picking up right where the previous leaves off, these animals end up crash landing on Europe and must work with a group of circus animals to win their way back to New York and come full circle. This is a very well thougt out film with many more laughs than the previous instalments. The voice casting is great once again and I received even more than what I wanted more of in the second film. Sure, there are some cliches sprinkled throughout, but what makes them so clever is that they are almost always acknowledged by the dialogue. "Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted" solitifies the reason for "Madagascar" existing in the first place! Great, great fun!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Quotes

Maurice: Crazy woman gaining!
– Submitted by Jarrod P (3 years ago)
King Julien: I'm the first flying monkey!
– Submitted by Matthew R (3 years ago)
Stefano: I want to hug him too!
– Submitted by Matthew R (3 years ago)
Melman: I'm on a tightrope!
– Submitted by YOU USED THE WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS S (3 years ago)

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